The fate of mankind hangs in the balance when a ruthless prince awakens an unstoppable army of creatures and wages war with the human world. It's up to Hellboy and his team of paranormal outcasts to face off with the forces of darkness in the ultimate battle of good versus evil! From the visionary director of Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy II: The Golden Army takes you into fantastical worlds with imaginative creatures and thrilling fight sequences unlike anything you've ever seen before!
Enjoyably but very insubstantial
- Hellboy 2: The Golden Army review by SH
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You rated this film: 4
Good to look at, wonderful soundtrack, & hugely enjoyable on a mid-brain level. If you're after deep characterisation, discussion of important human (or monster) issues or anything in fact to mark it out from any other comic book adaption look elsewhere. The only reason for its existence is to make money for all concerned- but if studios have no money then how are the more artistic films ever going to be made?
A real let down
- Hellboy 2: The Golden Army review by Jawbreaker
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You rated this film: 2
High expectations for Hellboy 2 given the talented director and characters from the original film. However Del Toro really makes a mess of this sequel and loses some of his trademark visual inspiration.
Things start off badly with the young Hellboy but come back strong with the auction house sequence. After that its all downhill, with the Giants Causeway almost relegated to nothing, when it could have made for a fantastic location.
Too many characters and elements are thrown into the melting pot. A singing scene almost had me rushing to the exit, but I stayed with Hellboy 2 until the bitter end. And what about that ending - did they run out of budget?
A poor sequel.
- Hellboy 2: The Golden Army review by Shatner's Bassoon
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You rated this film: 3
I was a big fan of the first Hellboy film, but this sequel was a real disappointment. The storyline was weak, the special effects were decent though really added little to the film and overall the whole film really lacked the edge of the first movie.